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Jon Sobel is an Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases. He writes the blog Park Odyssey, for which he is visiting and blogging every park in New York City—over a thousand of them. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. By night he's a working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

Theater Review (NYC): ‘More of Our Parts: 6 New Plays About Disabilities in 70 Minutes’

Melanie Bond (Diane) and Shannon DeVido (Marcy) in Bekah Brunstetter's 'After Breakfast, Maybe', part of TBTB's MORE OF OUR PARTS. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Short works by Neil LaBute, A.R. Gurney, Bekah Brunstetter, and others hit home with humor and pathos. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness

In this powerful revival of the Tony-nominated play from 1992, hostages in Lebanon squabble, bond, and try to keep themselves calm and sane. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Bad and the Better’ by Derek Ahonen

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The new show from The Amoralists makes a delightfully intense fuss before riding rather off the rails. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Chris Tanner’s ‘The Etiquette of Death’ at La Mama

Chris Tanner as Joan Girdler (standing) and Everett Quinton as Death (sitting) in the World Premiere of The Etiquette of Death. Photo by Ves Pitts.

A campy musical about death – what could go wrong? Alas, quite a bit. Read More »

Sticks and Stones: Homosexuality No Longer an Insult

The court's ruling reflects the fact that the prevailing culture in the U.S. no longer considers homosexuality a perversion or a sickness. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Amelia’ by Alex Webb at Fort Jay, Governors Island

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Alex Webb's two-person Civil War drama makes its New York debut in a dark cold stone chamber inside a former rebel prison camp. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ by Gina Gionfriddo

Amy Brenneman, Kellie Overbey, and Virginia Kull in Rapture, Blister, Burn at Playwrights Horizons. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Amy Brenneman stars as Playwrights Horizons calls on the deities and demons of feminism, from Freud and Nancy Friday to Phyllis Schlafly. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists, Piano Concerti at NYCA Winners Evening, NYC, 5/19/2012

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Yoonie Han and two young up-and-comers presented piano concerti from three different eras to a packed house near Lincoln Center. Read More »

Theater/Dance Review: ‘Judge Me Paris’ by Company XIV

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When the darkness works, it really works. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): neat & tidy by Steven Carl McCasland

A laudable effort from an ambitious young theater company that deserves credit and attention. Read More »